Sunday, April 30, 2006

Hollywood Finish to Zurich Classic

Chris Couch barely made the cut on Friday and ended up winning the tournament with a 64 and 65 on the final two days. If that wasn't enough he chipped in on the 18th hole to win the tournament. This reads like something out of a Hollywood script.

Chris Couch earned $1,080,000 with his victory on Sunday at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Coming into the week he had career earnings of $340,979 in 64 professional starts, including a career best payday of $75,660 at the 1999 Sony Open in Hawaii, his first professional start on the PGA TOUR.

The last four players to make the cut on the number after 36-holes and go on to win the tournament:

Chris Couch, 2006 Zurich Classic of New Orleans, 64-65--269; Brad Faxon, 2005 Buick Championship, 65-61--126; Jose Maria Olazabal, 2002 Buick Invitational, 67-65--132; Mike Sullivan, 1989 Shell Houston Open, 68-65--133.

Chris Couch closed with a 7-under 65 to win by 1 stroke at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. He chiped-in (54 feet, 1 inch) from off the green for par on No. 18.

1 comment:

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